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News Briefs

The National League of Cities named Lexington Councilmember Kathy Maness as its new president in November. Maness’ selection makes her the first NLC president from South Carolina.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition selected Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin as the co-chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Board, the education arm of the USGLC. Benjamin is the first sitting mayor to serve on this board. 

Two South Carolina officials earned the Master in Business Licensing designation after successfully completing the Accreditation in Business Licensing designation and then earning 50 experience points within the following seven years. The officials were Goliath Brunson, business license supervisor, City of Columbia; and Karine Thomas, business license director, City of Hartsville.